I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)

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Elijah and I attempted to clean and organize the garage yesterday. After all we have a three car garage with no room for the vehicles!

This picture of our 2nd living room/dining room is the end result. And the garage doesn’t look much better.

Ugh.

4 Responses to I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
  1. justjulia
    November 10, 2010 | 6:23 am

    “Downsize Downsize” “Less is More” “If you haven't seen it in 3 years, you don't need it.” All these things are good advice, but the reality is that every plastic item, every pen that we took home from a vacation hotel, every white elephant present, they are tucked away with our nostalgic feelings for them. Until you can peel away the nostalgia–you are stuck with the baggage. Good luck w/freeing your garage from the terror of the boxes. It is always an uphill battle, but if you really desire to vanquish them you will ; ) ( I still have stuff in storage at Shuji's family house & right now “out of sight out of mind” is the strategy that I am taking…
    good luck xxoo

  2. justjulia
    November 10, 2010 | 6:23 am

    “Downsize Downsize” “Less is More” “If you haven't seen it in 3 years, you don't need it.” All these things are good advice, but the reality is that every plastic item, every pen that we took home from a vacation hotel, every white elephant present, they are tucked away with our nostalgic feelings for them. Until you can peel away the nostalgia–you are stuck with the baggage. Good luck w/freeing your garage from the terror of the boxes. It is always an uphill battle, but if you really desire to vanquish them you will ; ) ( I still have stuff in storage at Shuji's family house & right now “out of sight out of mind” is the strategy that I am taking…
    good luck xxoo

  3. michellisurber
    November 13, 2010 | 9:19 am

    Try living in the land of 220 voltage. I now have a new category of junk – things that only work on 110v that are too nice to throw away and too rarely used to haul out the voltage converter for. I thought I'd managed to purge these things before we moved, but Cuisinart wafflemakers are sneaky little things! These items are now packed in the 'when we move back to the states' box, which could be many, many years from now. Good luck…

  4. michellisurber
    November 13, 2010 | 9:19 am

    Try living in the land of 220 voltage. I now have a new category of junk – things that only work on 110v that are too nice to throw away and too rarely used to haul out the voltage converter for. I thought I'd managed to purge these things before we moved, but Cuisinart wafflemakers are sneaky little things! These items are now packed in the 'when we move back to the states' box, which could be many, many years from now. Good luck…